Last Comic Standing 2 finalist dating show judge, previous contestant Rich Vos.

Last Comic Standing 2 finalist dating show judge, previous contestant Rich Vos.
One of the finalists on Last Comic Standing 2 is dating one of the first-round judges. Bonnie McFarlane is “dating one of the judges from the first round, Rich Vos, with whom she ‘spontaneously’ banters during judging in the first episode,” Jami Attenberg writes on her blog. Vos is the established comedian who appeared on the first season of the show. She also points out that the first few episodes were “so clearly set up,” and “these comedians, they really make the worst actors. And the editing, and the logic–it just feels fixed.” For example, “obviously they asked ringers to perform in smaller towns rather than in their homebase of Los Angeles or New York.” Set up or not, the first episodes last week were extremely popular. In the Washington Post, Lisa de Moraes writes that “nearly 11 million viewers tuned in to the second episode of this NBC reality series’s second edition last Wednesday. That’s a best-ever for the franchise.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.